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TikTok tests Snapchat style vanishing video stories feature

IMAGE SOURCEGETTY IMAGESimage captionTikTok Stories allow users to see content posted by accounts they follow for 24 hours Video-sharing platform TikTok is trialling a new vanishing clips feature similar to functions on Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram. TikTok Stories will allow users to see content posted by accounts they follow for 24 hours before they are …

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US consumer watchdog criticises Facebook’s NYU ban claim

IMAGE SOURCEGETTY IMAGES Facebook has been accused of making misleading claims in a dispute with New York University (NYU) researchers, by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The commission’s Samuel Levine told Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg that he was “disappointed by how your company has conducted itself in this matter”. The NYU team was studying …

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China cracks down on celebrity online culture

IMAGE SOURCEGETTY IMAGESimage captionKris Wu, one of China’s biggest celebrities, was recently arrested Sina Weibo – China’s Twitter equivalent – is to remove an online celebrity list following criticism by state media of celebrity culture on social media. State-owned newspaper People’s Daily criticised platforms that make stars out of “unworthy individuals”. It did not specify …

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Apple criticised for system that detects child abuse

IMAGE SOURCEREUTERSimage captionApple announced the new technology on Thursday Apple is facing criticism over a new system that finds child sexual abuse material (CSAM) on US users’ devices. The technology will search for matches of known CSAM before the image is stored onto iCloud Photos. But there are concerns that the technology could be expanded …

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Are these the Battlefield 2042 System Requirements? – First leaks

According to a leak Battlefield 2042 will feature higher end minimum requirements for PCs. Here are the leaked system requirements of the Closed Alpha. The System requirements of the alpha version of Battlefield 2042 have been leaked. The leak suggests slightly higher than standard to play the shooter under ideal conditions. The insider Tom Henderson …

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